October 14, 2009, 9:06 PM — Farewell, Vista. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows Me and Microsoft Bob.
Too harsh a judgment? Perhaps. To some Vista wasn't so bad, but a loud and vocal group of Vista haters never let us forget the much maligned OS' shortcomings. Still, there's no denying that Vista has had more than its fair share of woes, and that Microsoft was wise to replace it less than three years after its debut.
Here are five things we won't miss about Vista:
1. Too much nagging: Vista's User Account Control (UAC), designed as a security feature to prevent security breaches, did its job a little too well. Its pop-up warnings, preceded by screen blackouts, appeared when users attempted even mundane tasks, such as setting the system clock. Newbies were scared; experts were annoyed. There were workarounds, of course, but most users didn't bother. Windows 7 will be considerably less pesky.